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re-creation

[ree-kree-ey-shuh n] /ˌri kriˈeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of creating anew.
2.
something created anew.
Origin of re-creation
1515-1525
1515-25; re- + creation

recreation

[rek-ree-ey-shuh n] /ˌrɛk riˈeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
refreshment by means of some pastime, agreeable exercise, or the like.
2.
a pastime, diversion, exercise, or other resource affording relaxation and enjoyment.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English recreacioun (< Middle French recreation) < Latin recreātiōn- (stem of recreātiō) restoration, recovery, equivalent to recreāt(us) (see recreate) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
recreatory
[rek-ree-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈrɛk ri əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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recreation

/ˌrɛkrɪˈeɪʃən/
noun
1.
refreshment of health or spirits by relaxation and enjoyment
2.
an activity or pastime that promotes this
3.
  1. an interval of free time between school lessons
  2. (as modifier): recreation period

re-creation

noun
1.
the state or instance of creating again or anew: the re-creation of the Russian Empire
2.
a simulation or re-enactment of a scene, place, time, etc: a re-creation of a vineyard kitchen
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Word Origin and History for recreation
n.

late 14c., "refreshment or curing of a person, refreshment by eating," from Old French recreacion (13c.), from Latin recreationem (nominative recreatio) "recovery from illness," noun of action from past participle stem of recreare "to refresh, restore, make anew, revive, invigorate," from re- "again" (see re-) + creare (see create). Meaning "refresh oneself by some amusement" is first recorded c.1400.

A verb recreate "to refresh by physical influence after exertion" is attested from early 15c. and was used by Lyly, Pope, Steele, and Harriet Martineau, but it did not take, probably to avoid confusion with recreate.

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